The Women's Front launched in Rotherham

Published Wednesday, 4th March 2015
Ulley soup kitchen
Remembering the 1984 miners' strike

The Women's Front comes to the fore in Rotherham this month with the launch of a new DVD featuring the changing role of women during the miner's strike.

A group of 13 to 19 year olds from the Rotherham Integrated Youth Support Service will present their film for the first time on Tuesday March 17.

The Women's Front project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Young Roots Fund, was set up to raise the aspirations of young people by researching and documenting the changing role of women during the 1984/85 Miners Strike.

Over the last year the young people from the Maltby, Dinnington, Thurcroft and Aston areas have been interviewing women involved in the strike.

They have developed skills such as team working, editing, filming and interviewing that have all contributed to the production of a DVD of their findings.

They have also been involved in workshops and trips to learn about the coal mining industry to expand their knowledge. 

The DVD will be launched at 6 pm on Tuesday March 17, at Rotherham Town Hall.